Third instalment in the Gears of War series. This is a third-person shooter, developed by Epic Games.

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Why am I unable to respawn in the campaign?

This doesn't happen 100% of the time but when I play arcade campaign with my other half and one of us dies, the count down to respawn stops at 0:01 and doesn't allow the player to respawn. I cannot ...
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Can I fully complete (100%) Gears of War 3 without the Beta medal?

There is a medal which is locked for me as I did not take part in the beta tests. "Beta Tester - Participated in the Beta" Does this mean that I cannot complete the game to 100%?
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Why can't I properly connect to the online Horde and Beast modes?

Why is it so difficult to connect to online Horde and Beast modes? I read somewhere that the servers had been having issues over the weekend but I tried again last night and I still get the same ...
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How to play insane Beast online

I want to play Beast online with 4 others on insane but every time I try to play the difficulty is always set to normal. I have already beat it on normal and want to move on. Is there a way to set ...
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Would I have to purchase two Gears of War 3 season passes?

I play multiplayer and Co-op with my boyfriend on the same Xbox console. I was thinking of getting the season pass for the DLC but would I need to buy two, one pass for each of us? Are they just ...
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Am I able to complete Horde mode as a single player?

I have been playing Horde mode in private matches with two players and it has been really, really tough going. I just wondered, is it possible to complete Horde mode (all 50 waves) with just one ...
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Can I get an onyx medal more than once?

I just got my first onxy medal for building 1000 fortifications in Horde mode. Can I get an onyx medal again? So if through the next several months of playing I build 1000 fortifications again. ...
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What DLC items are included in the Gears of War 3 Season Pass?

A friend and I were looking to get back to Gears of War 3 again and see what was new in terms of DLC. I went a-lookin' and... well, there's definitely plenty to sort through. As I was looking through ...
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Why did a piano start playing during my onslaught?

So I am in the middle of Capture the leader match on Gridlock, with bullets flying, and chainsaws out... Suddenly piano started playing... It is extremely dramatic playing too. Why did this piano all ...
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Can I unlock infinite ammo without playing online?

I got out my copy of Gears of War 3 recently. I am trying to unlock the infinite ammo mutator but I have to be playing multiplayer. However, I only have Silver and can't afford to buy Xbox Live Gold. ...
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Why are there so many Bairds?

I started playing beast mode today and I noticed that in every wave - every COG hero was a Baird !! After we stopped laughing so hard from wave 12 (Bairds everywhere), we were wondering - why are ...
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Xbox 360 3D Guide

I am playing Gears of War 3 in 3D. My problem is that the Xbox guide doesn't appear to support 3D. Does anybody know how to fix this? Enabling 3D in the Xbox settings doesn't do anything. Achievements ...
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What do the non-white ranks represent?

On the multiplayer scoreboard, some number ranks display in colors (red, blue, green) as opposed to white (like me). Also there aren't three-digit numbers, but there are medals (wings?) that also come ...
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Must I finish every mission to unlock Insane, or just the last one?

To unlock Insane mode, I read that I need to finish the game. Does this mean every single mission, or can I just finish the last mission in someone else's game (co-op) to unlock Insane?
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Any gag items in water level?

Partway through the water level (Act 4 Chapter 6) the sub encounters turbulence and gets swept up along with trees, mines, and other debris. I thought I saw something like a toilet or kitchen sink ...
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Downgrade my level in Gears of war 3

I have just started playing Gears of War 3 online, after a couple of games I reached rank 10. I think (though not quite sure) that reaching rank 10 moved me in to matches with better players. I am ...
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Gears of War 3 Horde Boss (Berserker)

If I'm not mistaken, the only way to kill a Berserker in horde mode (or any mode for that matter) is with the Hammer of Dawn. But what if you are playing on a map that doesn't have a native Hammer ...
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How do I improve my weapon in Gears of war 3 multiplayer

I am new to multiplayer mode in GOW3 . I am limited to a choice of two simple weapons. I have noticed I have to shoot a lot in order to injure an opponent but a lot of them can take me down with a ...
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Finishing moves when an enemy is on the ground

Just started playing Gears of War 3 online - and I saw that when an opponent is on the floor there is a possibility to make several finish moves. Some of the cool stuff: Pickng up an opponent and ...
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Why are the events of the Gears of War 3 ending inconsistent with what happened earlier in the game?

SPOILER ALERT The ending to Gears of War 3 left me a bit confused. After beating the game, you find out that:
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Is there a list of experience needed to reach each level for GoW3?

I just reached level 50 and it is suddenly getting pretty tough to level up. I heard somewhere that in GoW 2 level 70 was about halfway to 100, but on GoW 3 it is around level 60. Is there a list of ...
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How do I throw a meat shield after holding it from behind?

While playing multiplayer, you can pick up a downed opponent from behind and carry them around as a shield. While in this position you can only use your pistol. I have seen another player kick the ...
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How do I get the Combat Engineer ribbon?

I am trying to get the "Combat Engineer" ribbon in Horde 2.0 mode of Gears of War 3. The gears wiki says Combat Engineer: Build, repair, and or upgrade 5 fortifications during wave-half time. ...
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Which multiplayer map has the Cleaver as a weapon pickup for Horde

Which of the multiplayer maps has the cleaver as a weapon pickup for Horde mode? I am trying to get the 40 kills needed to unlock the execution and it is very slow going waiting for a butcher.
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Gears Of War 3 Beta Rewards

I heard that their are some achievments and challenges within the Gears of War 3 beta, could someone tell me what they are and what they require? Thanks
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Horde Mode - why am I unable to choose difficulty settings in a public match?

I noticed that difficulty settings are only present when setting up a private match. Why are there no difficulty settings on public matches like there are for Arcade Mode? As I do not have any mates ...
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Does Gears of War 3 allow local co-op + online co-op simultaneously?

Does GoW3 allow local co-op and online co-op at the same time? I want to know if my friend and I can play on split screen from my house and join a couple of friends online. What kind of games are ...
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What is this weapon on multiplayer on the Checkout map in Gears Of War 3?

I have only seen this twice in game and I have no idea what it is, or how to get it?
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Should I play Gears of War 3 directly instead of going through 1 and 2?

I haven't played Gears of War 1 or 2. Because of the great marketing hype created for Gears 3, I was thinking of buying one. How will my gaming experience be if I directly jump on to Gears 3?
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Should I catch up with the Gears of War series or just start with part 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I play GOW3 directly instead of going through GOW1 & 2? Like many gamers, I often purchase games and then do not have time to play through them. I now own all ...
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What are the benefits of having more than one command post in Horde 2.0?

In each of the Horde maps you have the option of setting up a command post when you start the game in one of 4 possible positions, which is free to set up. After that you are able to buy a second ...
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Gears 3 chrome and gold skins

Does anyone know any sneaky ways of getting the gears 1 and 2 achievements easily to unlock the gears 3 skins? I know if you have a person that has gears 2 achievements you can use a glitch to get ...
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What are the body part damage modifiers on GOW3?

Are there any damage modifiers on Gears of War 3, depending on what part of the body you are shooting? I know you can get headshots with certain weapons, so there must be a damage modifier on that ...
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Can the “Enriched and Fortified” achievement in Gears of War 3 be obtained by staggering the waves?

Can this achievement be obtained by staggering the waves? For example, if one night I complete waves 1-10 and the next day I start from wave 11 and complete up to wave 40, and the next day I complete ...
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How do you spot enemies in Gears of War 3?

I've noticed during multiplayer matches that enemies can be spotted, which makes a mark appears above them in the display. I've found this really useful for targeting and tracking enemies because the ...
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What are the active reload effects on GOW3 weapons?

What are the effects of active reloading weapons? Extra damage, extra range or both? Are the effects the same for every weapon?
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What determines if an enemy is killed or downed in Gears of War 3?

I've noticed sometimes when I purposely shoot an enemy in the leg in bursts I kill them. Other times, I down them. I thought the main reason to shoot an enemy in the leg is to slow them down and to ...
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What are the various Horde mode fortifications in Gears of War 3 and how do they work?

What are all of the fortifications you can buy in Horde mode? How do upgrades effect them and how do you upgrade them? - When I was playing and I wanted to upgrade, it said 'upgrade locked', even ...